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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Support and Departure Update

A rock and hard place doesn't sound like a very comfortable place to be does it?  Sounds closterphobic and painful.  The truth is anywhere, after a long enough period of time can become comfortable-even in the rocks.

Phil and I have been in that spot since we moved into our new place.  We are ready to launch into the ministry we feel God has called us into yet we are lacking the funds to go-somewhere along the line, we lost momentum, nestled down between our rocks and fell asleep.  We stopped taking steps forward in Faith.

Spelling faith R-I-S-K doesn't equal comfort, it equals heart thumping fear, stepping off the edge of the cliff and trusting the water will be there when you make impact.

The water is the funds we need to survive and do the work in Brazil, the cliff is taking the steps forward.

We had been aiming for a January departure, this was in part because the mission director Rick Bergen is going to be in Maraba for 6 weeks from the 8th of January.  We are not leaving in January.

We have $1600 in monthly commitments and $11,500 in start up funds.  We need a minimum of $3,000 to go and $5,000 for full support. This is the rock and the hard place we are in, we need to have the commitments to go but sometimes God doesn't start supplying the water until you jump.

We are praying about what this looks like for us, what our next faith steps are.  We also ask that you would pray about how you might play a part in it.  We need prayer and financial partners in this journey.  I know at this time of year budgets look scary, but maybe, just maybe, if God is asking you to join us, the provision comes after the commitment?  Will you take a leap off the cliff with us?

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